Britney Seizes Control on 'Circus' Tour
If "Circus," Spears' sixth studio album, was the full-length that proved that the pop star was not going anywhere despite her dramatic past, the accompanying Circus tour was her victory lap, and the epic live show that she was born to put on. Combining six albums worth of hits with an ambitious stage setup featuring acrobats, martial artistry and a dazzling light show, Spears' Circus trek ran for eight months and entertained nearly 100 venues across the globe. Out of her seven full tours, Spears' Circus is still her defining run of shows.
Britney Makes Awards Show Comeback at BBMAs
After a run of shocking MTV Video Music Awards performances early in her career, Spears, mired in her darkest personal period, was heavily panned when presenting "Gimme More" at the 2007 ceremony. But less than four short years later, Spears triumphantly returned to the spotlight at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, where she made a surprise appearance during both Rihanna's opening number "S&M" as well as Nicki Minaj's set. Months after releasing another well-received album, "Femme Fatale," Spears had washed away the "Gimme More" memories in one fell swoop.
Britney Finds Her 'X Factor' on TV
In the second season of the U.S. version of "The X Factor," Simon Cowell and Antonio "L.A." Reid welcomed Demi Lovato and none other than Ms. Spears herself to the judges table. Spears' first stint as a reality competition figure has been entertaining thus far, as Spears gets to flaunt her personality while adding a new dimension to her long-running career. Over a decade after bursting onto the scene as a teenager, Spears now gets to help guide aspiring vocalists, and help them find their own "Oh baby, baby" moment.